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Vote for Your Favorite Heritage Area Site

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WATERLOO (KWWL) – Each year, Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area celebrates the best in heritage development by presenting Golden Silo Awards to individuals and organizations whose contributions demonstrate outstanding excellence in preserving and telling stories of American agriculture. For the second year in a row, SSNHA will let the public chose who they think should be named Site of the Year.

Voting will be open online at www.silosandsmokestacks.org from March 8-14, with the winner announced during the annual Golden Silo Awards ceremony on April 7 in Waterloo. This year's "People's Choice" Site of the Year nominees are:

· Cedar Valley Arboretum, Waterloo

· Heartland Acres Agribition Center, Independence

· Jenison, Meacham Memorial Art Museum & Farm, Belmond

· Grout Museum/Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum, Waterloo

· UNI Museums, Cedar Falls

· Wapsipinicon Mill Museum, Independence

· Waterloo Center for the Arts, Waterloo

Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area is one of 49 federally designated heritage areas in the nation and is an Affiliated Area of the National Park Service. The Heritage Area covers 37 counties in the northeast quadrant of Iowa. Interstate 80 borders it on the south and Interstate 35 borders it on the west. Through a network of sites, programs and events, SSNHA interprets farm life, agribusiness and rural communities – past and present.

Online Producer: Jason Mortvedt

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